• " The questionnaire is based on the Stiebels’ (2007) definition of obligatory control:
      (1) Definition of obligatory control:
      Obligatory control applies to structures in which a predicate P1 selects a SOA-argument and requires one of its (individual) arguments to be (improperly) included in the set of referents of an argument of the embedded predicate P2 heading the SOA-argument." (Stiebels, 2007: 1)

      It can be found as an appendix in Barbara Stiebels (ed.). 2007. Studies in Complement Control. ZAS Papers in Linguistics 47, 1-80.


    • ''Questions concerning the symmetry or asymmetry of relations or interactions as well as those concerning the linguistic means of describing them are not only of interest for linguistics, but also for many social sciences, for philosophy (ethics) and even evolutionary biology. Basic ethical principles can be expressed in terms of reciprocity and major aspects of social structure can be described in terms of solving problems of interaction in a symmetric or asymmetric fashion.

    • The questionnaire was developed within the context of a project focusing on "the conceptualisation of temperature in natural languages as reflected in their systems of central temperature terms (hot, cold, to freeze, etc)" funded by the Swedish Scientific Council 2009-2011.


      "The project is envisaged as an integrated lexical-typological study of the temperature domain with the aim of describing and accounting for the cross-linguistic variation within it from three different angles:


    • This questionnaire "has been developed as a typological-oriented questionnaire for descriptive linguists and fieldworkers allowing them to determine the possible existence and language-specific characteristics of a word class of "quality verbs‟.  (Elders et al., 2006: 1)